Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

To Build Youth Is To Build The Community

Street children have become many on streets especially youth.They go round begging on street and live on streets.Maria and Kim decided to go round with camera on streets asking this children what they would like to do insteady of loitering on streets Each one had to give account on what she would like to be or do.They went back to street to collect them and talked to them.Maria and her peer group,decided to open educate young girls with skill on education in computer knowledge and skills on street girls.Thus to empower next generation of African women leaders.They have opened their own NGO called Akili Dada to help poor girls on streets.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: AKILI DADA

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to creativity
  • I helped make the story happen

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Nairobi Slums, Nairobi, Kenya
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